Papagayo Fishing is located in the community of Playas del Coco, 30 minutes away from the Liberia International Airport. This is a small community of commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Papagayo and it is close to the most popular hotels on the Northwest of Costa Rica Guanacaste.
Captain Jose Mendez has been fishing for more than 18 years and offers full day and half day trips every day of the week. His two sons also run the boats and are captains, and so is his older brother. They all take turns in being ‘the captain’ – you can’t go wrong fishing with Mendez family.
Captain Jose owns the “Bahamas,” a 25’ Mako center console that can carry up to 5 anglers. She comes with a 150 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, top-notch marine electronics and safety gear, and an enclosed toilet in the console of the boat.
The vessel also features everything you can think of when it comes to fishing gadgets – from outriggers and downriggers to a fighting chair, a live bait tank, Tuna tubes, and two ice-chest (one for the catch and one for the customers to use).
The vessel is perfect for inshore fishing for species such as Roosterfish, but it can also take you up to 10 miles offshore in pursuit of Mahi Mahi and Sailfish. The other species you can target are Tuna, Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, Grouper, and many others.
All the needed gear will be provided, including top professional tackle by Shimano, lures, and live bait (when available). Snacks and drinks are also provided free of charge on all trips, in addition to lunch being available on full-day trips. Licenses and catch cleaning are also complementary. The captain can even arrange a pickup service by boat at your hotel.
What else can you ask for a perfect Costa Rican adventure?
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About the Charter Operator
About this listing
Mako (Center console) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.
Coco Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Papagayo Fishing – ‘Bahamas Boat’
- $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
- $550 per group - 3/4 day (6 hours)
- $625 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- Toilet (Enclosed, in the console of the boat )
- Fighting Chair
- Snorkeling Equipment (Available upon request)
- Live Bait Well
- Tuna Tubes
- Ice Box (1 for the catch, 1 for the customers to use)
- Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Snacks (Sandwiches, cookies, fruit)
- Drinks (Water, soft drinks)
- First Mate (Works for tips, usually 20%)
- Fishing License
- Lunch (On full-day trips only)
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Jack Crevalle
- Snapper (Red)
- Spanish Mackerel
- Tuna (Yellowfin)